Oregon Motor Fuel and Commercial Vehicle Tax Increases, Measure 8 (1976)

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The Oregon Motor Fuel and Commercial Vehicle Tax Increases Act, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have increased the motor fuel tax from seven to eight cents per gallon and graduated weight-mile and flat fee tax rates for commercial vehicles and created a legislative interim committee to review transportation regulations, highway use taxes, expenditures and allocation of revenues and other matters.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1976)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No505,12452.06%
Yes 465,143 47.94%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

8. INCREASES MOTOR FUEL, TON-MILE TAXES
Purpose: This measure, adopted by the legislature and referred by petition, would increase the motor fuel tax from seven to eight cents per gallon, and graduated weight-mile and flat fee tax rates for commercial vehicles, in two yearly increments averaging 13% each. Increased revenues generated would be used solely for highway maintenance and reconstruction. A legislative interim committee is created to review transportation regulation, highway use taxes, expenditures and allocation, and other matters.

ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECTS: The passage of ballot measure #8 will result in additional tax revenues to the state of an estimated $16,796,000 annually.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 2, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.